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May 20, 2018

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April 17, 2018

"There's sometimes a stigma attached with accepting these services, and some people don't access services they're eligible for. This isn't just about having food on your table but taking care of your overall health and staying out of places like the emergency department," said Julie Bynum, professor of internal medicine, on the use of food-delivery services by elderly adults.


April 17, 2018

"The next 'Equal Occupational Fatality Day' will occur more than 11 years from now — on May 30, 2029. That date symbolizes how far into the future women will be able to continue working before they experience the same loss of life that men experienced in 2016 from work-related deaths," according to Mark Perry, professor of finance at UM-Flint.

The Wall Street Journal

April 16, 2018

"Very few issues cannot wait until morning, and that is an important message for any dean's office to emphasize. …We might just be trying to clean out our inboxes, but to the recipient, a late-night message from one of us can feel like an imperative to respond immediately," wrote LSA Dean Andrew Martin and Anne Curzan, LSA associate dean for humanities, whose no-email-after-hours office policy is key to building a positive workplace.

The Chronicle of Higher Ed

April 16, 2018

Stephen Strobbe, clinical associate professor of nursing, was quoted in a story about how nursing schools are adding programs to their curricula to prevent and treat opioid addiction.

Inside Higher Ed

April 16, 2018

"Females have a higher susceptibility to autoimmune diseases than men — in fact, autoimmune diseases as a group rank among the leading 10 causes of death for women. For many years it was assumed that hormones such as estrogen were involved, but more recently, it has been suggested that genetic factors linked to the X chromosome may be involved," said Emily Somers, associate professor of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and environmental health sciences.

Reader's Digest

April 13, 2018

"At that time, which is now 25 or so years ago, there were more calls to complain about me to the University of Michigan, to say I should be fired, than had happened to anybody in the history of the university," said Arline Geronimus, professor of health behavior and health education, who first linked societal-induced stress and discrimination of African-American women to black infant mortality rates.

The New York Times Magazine

April 13, 2018

Research by Kate Andrias, assistant professor of law, was cited in an article about ways to save the American labor movement.


April 13, 2018

"The issue of neutrino energy is so important. It is extraordinarily rare to know the energy of a neutrino and how much energy it transfers to the target atom. For neutrino-based studies of nuclei, this is the first time it has been achieved," said Joshua Spitz, professor of physics, on the first precise measurement recorded of the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the heart of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab particle detector.


April 12, 2018

"As Hungary's case suggests, for elections to sustain and reflect democratic competition, voters must exist in a system involving a free press, an independent judiciary and an international environment that rewards respect for democratic norms. Put simply, shoring up democracy requires more than just voters and elections," co-wrote Nahomi Ichino, assistant professor of political science.

The Washington Post

April 12, 2018

Ethan Kross, professor of psychology, says social media postings often stir up strong emotions that affect behavior, especially when many people present unrealistically optimal images of themselves online: "If other people are doing better than we are, that can get us to feel bad. It reminds us of what things could be like."

USA Today